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March 22nd is World Water DayOpen in a New Window

"In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.”  This year’s theme is wastewater.  Website. [...]


Drinking Water and Wastewater Grades Show Little Improvement in New ASCE Report CardOpen in a New Window

Drinking Water Received a D, Wastewater a D+ in 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report CardFrom US Water Alliance News Release, 3/9/2017“Washington, DC - Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, with many segments and sectors of the nation's infrastructure received near-failing grades, including our drinking water and wastewater systems. This year's report card graded drinking water a D and wastewater a D+. The US Water Alliance rele [...]


OSHA's Newest Recordkeeping Rule in QuestionOpen in a New Window

During last year’s OSHA 300 Log Recordkeeping workshops (29 CFR 1904 Recording and Reporting Occupational Illnesses and Injuries), IAMU discussed OSHA’s new electronic submission of records rule.  This rule was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2017. This new rule required employers in listed industries, or those with 250 or more employees, to electronically submit injury and illness data electronically to OSHA. The webpage for data entry was scheduled to be poste [...]


Gas "Boot Camp" is April 10-14Open in a New Window

IAMU will be offering a Gas “Boot Camp” Operator Qualification Training Workshop at the end of October. The workshop will take place April 10-14, 2017 at the IAMU Training & Office Complex.This workshop is geared towards:  New operators, dispatchers, on-call personnel, and operators who would like to qualify or re-qualify on the covered tasks being presented.  Hands-on and written evaluations will be offered.  Participants may attend only Monday or all week. [...]


2017 CCR WorkshopsOpen in a New Window

Do you need help completing the Consumer Confidence Report? If so, this workshop is for you! The goal of the workshop is for each participant to leave with an understanding, or refresher, of what the CCR is and why it needs to be completed.The CCR workshops will be held on the dates/locations below:April 18: AltaCommunity Building, 27 N. Lake St. (N. of Hwy. 7, W. of Buena Vista Raceway)April 19: Mason CityLime Creek Nature Center, 3501 Lime Creek Rd. (N. edge of Mason City off Hwy. 65)Ap [...]


Gas Utility Workers' Day is SaturdayOpen in a New Window

Don’t forget to thank gas utility workers for all that they do. This Saturday, March 18, is National Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day. March 18 is the date of the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on gas safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution, and the employees of distribution companies endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.Please honor the natural gas utility [...]


Be Sure to Check the List of Various Regulatory Reports Due Yet This Month and in AprilOpen in a New Window

Electric Utilities:3/31: Municipal Transfer Replacement Tax Return3/31: Statewide Property Tax Return3/31: Replacement Tax Form A4/1: Annual Report – Municipal Electric Plan and Operations (ME-1)4/1: FERC Form 715, Annual Transmission Planning and Evaluation Report4/30: EIA-861S, Annual Electric Power Industry Report (Short Form)4/30: EIA-861, Annual Electric Power Industry ReportGas Utilities:3/31: Municipal Transfer Replacement Tax Return3/31: Statewide Property Tax Return3/31: Re [...]


Electric Members: EIA-861 Reports Due SoonOpen in a New Window

This is a reminder that the EIA-861 Report is due to the EIA on April 28th. Should your utility need to complete the traditional form (not the short form), IAMU is assisting members with completing the Schedule 6 A & B of the EIA-861 report.  Schedule 6 refers to your utility’s energy efficiency efforts and load management programs.  Should you wish for IAMU to complete Schedule 6 for your utility, please complete the data request form and return no later tha [...]


There's Still Time to Register for the Annual Municipal Broadband ConferenceOpen in a New Window

If you have municipal broadband service, are just thinking about it and wanting to learn more, or are involved in providing broadband-related services, you won’t want to miss the Sixth Annual IAMU Municipal Broadband Conference – filled with educational sessions and networking opportunities. The two-day conference will be held next Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines – Northwest. Registration closes Friday. To learn more or to [...]


Mark Your Calendars & Plan to Attend an IAMU Mutual Aid MeetingOpen in a New Window

Learn about the APPA Mutual Aid Playbook that IAMU helped to develop.Mutual aid among utilities can make all the difference after a severe storm or natural disaster hits, and following a well-thought-out, comprehensive system that outlines when and how assistance happens is crucial. That’s why the American Public Power Association (APPA), with the help of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU), developed a Mutual Aid Playbook for utilities across the country to use during emerg [...]
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